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: another source tells cnn mayor gray learned in january of this year that some of the money spent was not properly reported. contacted by cnn gray's attorney wouldn't comment. prosecutor's documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the secret spending at the time it was happening. moalethy says thas. >> i never saw evidence during the campaign that he knew about it at the time. >> reporter: for mary cha that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in this building. other mayors have been accused of incompetence or outright corruption. forchler forchler -- former mayor was arrested for cocaine use. former mayor was investigated for steering contracts to a friend. he was clear. i asked analyst what has tainted the d.c. mayor's office? >> i think that if we had these higher positions that peopl
' families and the governor and local officials so stay with cnn. president obama expected to make some public comments in a few minutes and we will have that for you live of course on cnn. the president is going to speak not long before a citywide gathering of people here in aurora. they will pray, they will honor the people killed, and they will be together. at the scene where the people of aurora are beginning to gather right now. take us there. what is expected to happen where you are later? >> reporter: well, in about 90 minutes, this prayer vigil will begin. we're already beginning to see people gather in this rather large square. if you look behind me, you can see there are chairs set up and people are standing around this area. there is a stage set up. a podium. what we are expecting to hear today is a community trying to come to grips with what has happened. trying to moveeyond the actual shooting and work on becoming a community of healing. we're expecting to hear from the governor, the mayor, as well as victims. victims' families, people who were inside there. sharing their e
on cnn as well. that's expected around 7:30 p.m. eastern, just under 30 minutes from now. we'll have that live from aurora for you. as i mentioned a few minutes ago, police are revealing a little of what they found in the shooting suspect's apartment. i want to get to ed lavendera now. he is outside. what are police saying now? what did they find in that apartment? >> reporter: explosives that this man put together. after they went through a great deal of effort which took about 36 hours from the moment they went in to james holmes' apartment, they were able to start taking away the evidence and the belongings from what we can tell, they have completely cleared out his apartment. a law enforcement source tells cnn, they removed interestingly enough a batman poster, a batman mask, and his computer. all of that has been taken away from the apartment. and obviously, they're going through that computer, trying to see what kind of evidence they might be able to find. they're hoping that would be a type of clue that would provide a great deal of evidence. and depth into what exactly james
the conversation going on twitter at cnn p cnn.com/sanjay. now, let's get a check of the now, let's get a check of the top stories. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, and it is 8:00 on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. here in aurora, colorado, where this small town and the entire country are united in shock and grief and joyful and excited fans had packed a movie theater here for a night of fun, but for 12 people, it is the last night of their lives. over the next weeks and months, will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes and tomorrow he will make a court appearance and likely the first of many. you will hear his name over and over and usually, it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and derrick klebold from columbincolumbine, and and vick from norway and in fact, today is one year anniversary of that killing. but the names we should be hearing are the names of the victims. we want to start this morning by remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by those people they left behind. >> it is
a great gig to be able to share something. >> reporter: alina cho, cnn, paris. >> for alina's special back stage pass from paris tomorrow july 14th at 2:30 eastern. >>> several stories caught our attention today. here in india these folk dancers performed during a travel and tourism fair in calcutta. participants from all over the world planned to travel across the country to show case their products and services to attract more tourists. >>> a controversial issue brings out the clowns in the west bank. activists and palestinians dressed as clowns. they marched past israeli soldiers earlier today. they are protesting against israel's controversial barrier in the west bank near bethlehem. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. america's largest bank opens its books. it ain't pretty. >>> also the late joe paterno speaking out in the wake of the penn state sex scandal. >>> the outcry over teen usa's olympic uniforms. why one lawmaker wants them burned. let's get straight to it. in london soccer star john kerry has been found not guilty of racially abusing an opponent. the two had an exchang
. it was unreported and unregulated. >> reporter: another source close to the investigation tells cnn the mayor learned from jeanie harris in january of this year some of the money spent for his 2010 campaign was not properly reported. the source says gray told harris then to report it immediately. contacted by cnn, gray's attorney wouldn't comment citing the continuing investigation. prosecutors' documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the alleged secret spending at the time it was happening. mo alathy who worked on gray's 2010 campaign says this. >> i never saw any evidence during the campaign that he new anything about it at the time. >> reporter: for the d.c. council member mary chay who went against many constituents to endorse gray that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit and committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign or step aside as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in
is preparing to sit down for a one-on-one interview right here on cnn. we're going to ask him to tell us exactly when he left bain capital, why he won't release more of his tax returns. his interview with our own jim acosta coming up here in "the situation room." also, president obama barnstorms across a battleground state he desperately needs to hold. >>> and the chilling video diary recorded by a man plotting to kill his own family. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as we await jim acosta's interview with mitt romney, there are important new developments in a search for a running mate. we're seeing reports that there is now a short list of possibilities and the biggest name on that so-called short list is the former secretary of state, condoleezza rice. let's bring in dana bash. she's working the story for us. the name has been floated out there for a while. but all of a sudden it's getting a bit more imptous. >> interesting you used the term floated. there's no question this is a trial balloon and a clever way for the romney campaign to change the sject from a whol
right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error. despite the landmark ruling, there's been no change in the number for either candidate since the last poll that came out in may. look at this, when it comes to voters in the so-called battleground states, abou
ones by going to cnn.com/colorado victims. >>> another story we are following. cnn has learned of new fallout of the penn state scandal. authorities are on site this morning at penn state prepping to bring down joe paterno's statue. they have begun to place fencing around the statue and a tarp. colorado police and students are around the scene and they have gathered. we will bring you information as it comes in. >>> more coverage on the colorado shooting. bomb technicians have cleared the apartment of james holmes making their way through dangerous bombs and trip wires. a look at what the evidence means for the shooting suspect. ♪ [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good driving can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your insurance. why not give it a shot? carry on. now you can test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner elec
exclusively to cnn from his secure location in qatar. much more including what he says about syria protecting al qaeda. that's straight ahead in a few minutes. >>> the syrian capital witnessed the most intense fighting yet today. according to activists. the opposition says 57 people were killed today alone in damascus. activists have a message for president obama. they say the time for action from the international community is now. regardless of how it might impact the election in november. >> with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election day the make the right decision on syria is unacceptable for syrians. we cannot understand that a superpower ignoring the killing of tens of thousands of syrian civilians because of an election campaign. >>> also an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a dangerous area. the pastor was abducted along with a parishioner and tour guard. his son talked with cnn's randi kaye about the ordeal and how it's taking a toll on the entire family, especially the
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. >> reporter: some gop sources tell cnn they can't imagine romney would want to reopen wounds from the bush years. last but hardly least, rice's stance on abortion. she calls herself "mildly pro-choice". >> i worry about the government being involved in, but i'm like most americans. i think abortion is a terrible thing. >> reporter: one anti-abortion group already e-mailed around this clip of romney last year saying the running mates he would consider would be anti-abortion. >> i would expect they would all be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. >> reporter: several prominent conservative leaders tell cnn rice's abortion stance disqualifies her because there's so much distrust of romney on the issue. >> he needs to have a running mate who is without question pro-life. but rather who has a portfolio of leading out on that issue and being a voice for the unborn. >> now, it's important to note that rice herself has had multiple times including to our own piers morgan that she doesn't want the job. and her statements appear to be more airtight and a bit more genuine that others who have said
to do, right? if, in fact, that is what terry crisp is doing. instead, keeping them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. the charity watchdog group has slim doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appeal though, reuniting dogs and troops, is powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago during hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization and the appeal was reuniting pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. she is in sacramento, california. good to see you. >> good to see you, anderson, too. this is tabasco. he was one of the survivors from hurricane katrina. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. he, his sister and another dog all survived. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. wreef been reporting on this for weeks now as part of a continuing investigation to the people
the former assiitant football coach. and a warning...ssme of the informaaion may be disturbi. disturbing. cnn has been given details f four purported email exchanges ffom sources with knooledge of the case. raising new questionn about what penn state knew and when they knew pt. the e-mails are between penn state ppesident graham ppanier, vice presiient gary schultz, and athletic director tim curley discussing the now infamous 2001 shower incident whhre grad assistant mmke sexxally assaulting a young y - boy. the first email is dated his boos coach joe paterno to - about what he's seen in the shower. paterno tstified quote- "it was a sexual nature." by now, mcqueary testified he's told athletic director curley and vp schultz about exactly what he saw-- aa boy with his hands up against a waal with sandusky behind him. the purpprted e-mails don't mention sandusky y namee instead calling hhi "the subject" and person." in the first purported exchangee a ttree-part plan to qqote: "talk with the ubject ... contact the... charrtable organization (second mile) and contacting the ddpartment of w
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
a look at your houses. for some, it was very emotional. cnn's jim spellman was there. >> reporter: residents of hard hit colorado springs get their first look at what was once their homes. >> we will go for the tour around, but there is not much left. >> reporter: now little more than ashes left. tim and katy film exclusively for cnn. >> this is the garage. you can see the gutter that has fallen down. the only thing left of the garage is the bricks standing here and the brass picture that we didn't like anyway. >> reporter: they first learned that the home was destroyed when they saw this picture on the front page of the "denner post" but they weren't sure what to expect when they saw it up cl e close. >> we didn't know if we could be able to handle looking at the house and stuff, but it is actually kind of of nice. we have all of the neighbors here, and they are helping out. the community has been beyond, beyond great. >> reporter: ted's last view of the house was as flames raced down the hillside. >> this is where i saw the fire start coming down, coming out of the back door lo
. here's drew griffin. >> reporter: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually live in the studio. >> reporter: that so many of you found outrageous. >> sitting right beside nugget is terry with the spca and ivy's down at my feet. >> reporter: march of 2011. terry crisp with spca international was telling our viewers i' erers ivy and nugget >> look at that face! >> reporter: -- were two bomb sniffing doggings s in iraq and been essentially abandoned. she rescued them and was trying to find them homes. hln anchor robin meade understandably couldn't believe the story. >> so how is it that they fall through the cracks and get stranded there? that's unthinkable to me. >> it is unthinkable. that's why spca international is making sure these dogs don't get forgotten. >> reporter: it turns out ivy and nugget were not abandoned. they were donated. taken from their adoptive homes in iraq, a military contractor tells cnn. after terry crisp asks for them. the military contractor, reed security, told cnn they had no idea crisp would use ivy a
, that is cnn. our ivan watson spoke with him about the dictatorship in syria and why he decided to leave. >> who is making the decisions in damascus right now? who is directing the syrian government policy at facing this uprising? >> the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. one person who is the president. the rest of the regime personnel are people who only obey. >> reporter: you have been a senior member within the syrian government, a governor. the first ambassador to iraq from syria in more than 20 years. what prompted you to say i have had it, i don't want to work with this government anymore? >> i served the syrian regime for 34 years. i was among those at the top of the syrian regime but what happened in the last year during the holy revolution, all the killing, the massacres and the declaration of war by bashar al assad against the syrian people stopped any kind of hope towards real change which had been promised by bashar al assad. of course, the regime will try and destroy my reputation. this is a well-known
against the wall to see if it sticks. >> have a great weekend, everybody. "cnn newsroom" is starting right now. >>> blunderful in great britain. mitt romney within 24 hours managed to make headlines with comments that offend. the prime minister, the mayor of london, "the daily mail" saying he is devoid of charm, offensive, and this morning team romney is in damage control. >>> pepsi scare. a hospital technician suspected of infecting at least 30 people. and this morning we talk to one of those people. >>> nearly 1,000 miles of america waking up battered. torrential rain, dark skies. the northeast is battered. >> just outside of the cnn worldwide headquarters at centennial olympic park. we are counting down to london 2012. i'm rob marciano. i'll have the weather on both sides of the pond. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> and good morning to you. happy friday. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new details on a man who is accused of being a serial infector of hepatitis c. david kwiatkowsky is accused of infecting many people. one hospital fired him for drug abuse
more ahead on cnn "sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> if you're just waking up this morning, let's catch you up on what's happening here in aurora, colorado. overnight, we found out that police interviewed an associate of suspected gunman james holmes. a spokeswoman says the person is not a suspect, and there's no reason to believe that he was involved. also, police now say that they've removed all the booby traps from james holmes' apartment and performed a controlled detonation of some of the explosives. others were burned. many residents who were evacuated were allowed to return home. >>> police say the evidence shows holmes may have been planning the attack for months. and he wanted to kill or hurt anyone looking for information about him in the aftermath of the attack. we now know the names of all 12 people killed in the tragic shooting. many were under 30 years old. the youngest victim just 6. police say the theater where the shooting took place will remain closed until at least wednesday. that gives them time to complete their investigation. holmes' defense team will
martin o'malley, bob mcdonnell, and terry branstad. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. we start with breaking news in the cnn newsroom. in just seconds, 200-page report will be posted online. it involves penn state and how it handled the child rape allegations against jerry sandusky. as you know, this scandal tarnished the legacy of a beloved football coach, damaged penn state's reputation, and left the lives of many of the victims shattered. this internal review conducted by former fbi chief louis free will be posted on the web. this report was paid for by penn state, and it is helped to be scathing. cnn is bringing you all of the angles of the story from penn state and behind. susan candiotti is in philadelphia like with sara ganim. her pulitzer prize-winning reports helped bring much of this to life. we will take you through the legal fallout from today's developments with legal analyst jeffrey toobin and paul calum. has the report been posted yet, susan? >> well, i just been emailed the
. "early start" begins now. >>> rigged to explode. cnn with exclusive details of the arsenal of home-made bombs found inside the aurora shooting suspect's apartment. >>> penn state slammed. the penalty for the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. expected to slam the once-proud football program for years to come. >>> high-speed sacrifice, a police officer risks his own life, putting his cruiser in the path of a wrong-way driver. oh boy. that's true commitment there. good morning to you, welcome to early start, thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. and the economy taking the back seat for a moment to foreign policy when it comes to the presidential campaign. >> we'll talk about mitt romney's trip overseas and president obama's brand-new ad. >>> plus we're getting an idea of what the opening ceremony of the 2012 olympics will actually look like. >>> but first, exclusive new details about the apartment of james holmes, the suspected colorado shooter. a law enforcement official has described to cnn video taken from inside the apartment. he said it was
opposition wants kofi annan removed saying he has failed to broker a peace plan. a u.s. official tells cnn syria is believed to be moving some of its chemical weapons. why? it is unclear, the answer that is, but the question is causing significant concerns here in the u.s. and abroad. here is barbara starr. >> a new worry about how far al-assad will go to keep his grip on power. the u.s. now believes the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons in recent days. as the fighting continues, u.s. officials will only say the weapons are still under the control of assad forces but a former cia director says make no mistake, the u.s. is urgently trying to gather all the intelligence it can. >> i would see that ratcheting up. you just want to know, look, at the end of the day if something untoward is happening, you want to have as much time as possible to assess what it is and be able to develop a response. >> the pentagon won't comment on the story first reported by the wall street journal but said any use of chemical weapons by syria would be a red line for the international community
intervention. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> now video from northeast india has has gone viral. i must warn you the images you're about to see are disturbing. a young girl attacked and molested by a group of men outside a par. police have arrested four of the 14 suspects. they are charged with molestation, unlawful restraint, vulgar behavior and causing harm. official records show there has been an increase in crimes against women in particular in india. now to northern afghanistan where at least 17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding. 40 others injured. it seems the target of the attack was a prominent member of the afghan parliament. he was killed as he welcomed guests to his daughter's wedding. no one has claimed responsibility so far. the taliban is suspected. >>> back here at home turning to politics, president obama's campaign has released a new ad today featuring mitt romney singing america the beautiful. obama's campaign charges in the ad that romney either shipped jobs, outsourced, or forward portions of his portfolio to other countries and it comes as the
's view? >> well, honestly, carol, mitt romney has done a couple of interviews. one with cnn's piers morgan and another on "the today show" on nbc and he is not really acknowledging publicly some of the criticism he's gotten here in london since those comments he made to nbc a couple of days ago about the city's readiness for the olympic games. you mentioned those headlines in the london newspapers. i have the one you just mentioned in "the sun," mitt the twit. i think this morning it's safe to say that the romney campaign probably has a new use for the olympic torch, and that is to burn some of these headlines, carol. but let me play for you some of what romney said on piers morgan last night, because piers asked romney about this criticism, and he didn't really seem to acknowledge it. here's what he had to say. >> you've been slightly criticized on knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch, for instance. i watched last night on bbc an entire program about the torch being run across great
sister rachel was killed in columbine, said it's all about uniunituniunity. got to take a break. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you tomorrow morning. >>> deadly propaganda. a massive explosion the taliban claims that a large u.s. base in afghanistan. a vehicle loaded with explosives ramming the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security con
to helping to build greater awareness of the societal issue of child abuse. >> cnn's susan candiotti is joining us now. louis freeh led this study. it was very, very bitter and damming. >> reporter: it was, wolf. right out of the gate, louis freeh made it clear that children were victimized because four top penn state officials did nothing to stop jerry sandusky. and named names including a man's name synonymous with penn state university, the late coach joe paterno. from the moment jerry sandusky was marched before the public branded a predatory pedophile, a troubling question lingered, what did those at penn state university do to stop him? now the public has an answer. >> our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state. >> reporter: louis freeh, hired by the university to investigate its role in the jerry sandusky scandal delivered a scathing 267-page report. 430 interviews, 3.5 million pieces of evidence adding up to one major finding about what they did with evidence of
director and cnn contributor tom 15 tofu. >> you're not talking about someone who brought weapons in through the front of the theater, the ticket-taker entrance. >> reporter: individual chains declined to discuss specific security measures. their umbrella group, the national association of theater owners, said in a statement members are working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reviewing security procedures. the national association of theater owners says it doesn't have a number of how many theaters in the u.s. use metal detectors. one immediate change in security, though, here at amc theaters is that movie-goers will not be allowed in the theater wearing costumes or masks. mary snow, cnn, new york. >>> we'll have much more from aurora. let's go to our headquarters back in atlanta where jennifer westhoven has a look at other stories making headlines. good morning again. >> good morning, thank you. >>> when we come back, we'll look at how norway is memorializing its own victims a year after a deadly attack. [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with
top stories, head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. >>> maine police releasing a video that looks like it was ripped from an action movie. a state trooper chasing down an elderly driver. it looks like a video game. going down the wrong way on the interstate. the trooper got the call during a traffic stop. and instead of chasing the car the wrong way down the highway, the officer floored it to the next exit to get ahead of the guy. he went exit ramp and bumped him. he bumped him with his own car at about 50 miles per hour. the trooper said he made the decision because if he had kept going and chasing the wrong way, people would have died. >> he risked his own life for that he's okay. >>> 17 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date with this morning's top stories. >> good morning, exclusive new details this morning about the rigged explosives discovered in the apartment of suspected movie theater gunman, james holmes. >>> a law enforcement official describing video taken from inside that apartment. he says it was set up like something you would find in afghanistan or iraq. the sus
. >> well, first of all we've complied with the law. >> what mitt romney made clear to cnn last friday is he will only make public his tax return. >> those are the two years that people are going to have. >> -- did not sit well with conservatives on the sunday show. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. take the hit for a day or two. >> the costs of not releasing the returns are clear. therefore he wants to calculate there are higher costs. >> standing firm, romney told fox there's some precedent on his side. >> john mccain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> but the republican complaints are music to the ears for the obama campaign, which fired off this tv ad, featuring romney singing "america the beautiful" to some of his foreign investments. >> the romney campaign cued up the own music video. the president belting out a love song to companies that got energy loans in exchange for campaign contributions. ro
in, what could have happened? she had told cnn that obviously she was very afraid having known what was in there now. but, you know, that could have ended her life. it could have, you know, ended the lives of all of the people in that apartment complex or first responders. so i think the big outstanding question now, and i don't know that we'll ever get an answer, is why would he tell police that there were explosives if it was set up to detonate and kill. >> yeah. so many questions. poppy harlow reporting live for us. >>> james holmes, the suspect, his first appearance in a colorado courtroom was bizarre. was he slipping into madness? was he faking it? he was sporting that mop of orange hair. and his expressions ranged from shock to confusion to sleepiness. cnn's jim spellman was inside the courtroom from that hearing -- for that hearing, rather. he is joining us from aurora. jim, describe what it was like inside that courtroom. >> reporter: there was a lot of anticipation. people were there an hour and a half, two hours early. one-half of the room was press. the other half was fam
? >>> and vacation or die or both? on cnn saturday night. >>> you know this well, the great recession hit wall street and now main street and now landing at the steps of city hall, public safety, your safety, my safety may take the hit. so are the nation's financial problems especially cuts in fire and police protection, is it making all of us less safe? a good place to look for answers is in scranton, pennsylvania when police and firefighters recently saw their salaries, get this, cut to minimum wage. earlier i spoke to a scranton firefighter who described what he and his colleagues are going through. >> i'm a very proud parent, i'm proud to be a firefighter, but also, you know, i'm more proud to be a parent and to be able to provide for my family. and i'm very concerned that if this maintains, i won't be able to do that. it's very stressful right now. you know, with that being said, i'm very fortunate, you know, to have a job in this economy. but i need to pay the bills. >> you know that was bob who we talked to earlier tonight, and now we're joined by ron who is a police officer in scranton and th
cnn opinion research polling shows that people are really split on this, folks, 50-49 on this ruling. they are no less divided on what to do next about it. 52% favor all or most of what's in the law. 47% oppose all or most of what's in the law. yet in the very same polling, 51% believe that congress should repeal the whole thing. we'll talk a bit in a moment about the politics of repealing the health care act as well as the tricky but by no means impossible mechanics of it. first, tax or penalty? joining us now, ari fleischer, cnn political contributor and former white house press secretary for george w. bush. all, bill burton, senior strategist for the top pro-obama super pac and senior legal analyst for cnn jeffrey toobin. jeff, let me begin with you. it's a simple question but not a simple answer. tax or penalty? >> john roberts' opinion said that this penalty, tax, whatever you want to call it, this punishment, this payment, was justified under the taxing power of the constitution. that was why he approved the whole plan. that's what he said. what a bunch of politicians want to c
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the president should apologize. the president tells cnn affiliate, that is not going to happen. >> no, we won't be apologizing. and i don't -- sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. understand what the issue is here. mr. romney claims that he's mr. fix-it for the economy, because of his business experience. i think voters entirely legitimately want to know, well, what exactly was that business experience? >> okay, condi rice keeps saying she doesn't want to be vice president, but her name keeps coming up. earlier tonight, i spoke with cnn contributors and will offered reasons why rice will not be on the ticket. >> we can run through the reasons why rice doesn't make sense to be the v.p. candidate. most important of which is, she is pro-choice. and that is somewhat of a deal killer for any republican running for national office. as you just said, poppy, she doesn't want to be vice president. so, it's a nonstarter. and the timing of it is obvious, because changing the subject, let's not talk about bain bain /* bain. by the way, conversation was a subject changer from the j
later in the next couple of hours on cnn. thanks so much. >> thanks again, carol. >> thank you, tj. >>> just moments ago, we got this new statement from louis freeh. of course, he is the guy in charge of this internal investigation into penn state and what officials knew or didn't about jerry sandusky. quote, our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state. the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. that's a pretty damning statement. also awaiting details in philadelphia, attorneys for sandusky's victims. including tom klein, who represents victim number five. victim number five was 11 years old when he met sandusky through the second mile charity. he told jurors about one visit to the penn state campus with sandusky. and victim number five said they were in the sauna when sandusky exposed himself. attorney tom klein is here now. welcome, tom. >> good morning. >> you just heard me read that lat
insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. out the door. you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or if heading to work, you can watch it live from a desktop. go to cnn.com/tv. >>> president obama is spending most of the next few days in virginia, a state he carried in 2008, ending a 44 year losing streak. democratic presidential candidates in the old dominion, speaks next hour in virginia beach, then off to hampton, roanoke. it is important to both candidates. >> reporter: it is important to both. particularly for president obama as you pointed out, he did win there in 2008, first time a democrat had done that in decades. it was a narrow victory for the president trying to hang onto the key battle ground state. seeing in the last few months, a strong pinch from the obama team to go after military veterans. that's especially important in a state like virginia that has a big population of military personnel. so the president's message not only today but tomorrow will be focused on helping the middle class and helping people get into the middle class. you'll also hear t
the university, though the board of trustees will speak publicly today. cnn's susan candiotti is in philadelphia. good morning, susan. >> reporter: carol, the freeh report a brutal assessment of what went wrong and how jerry sandusky was able to rape and molest so many children over the course of at least 15 years. louis freeh finding that four top penn state officials were part of what he called a culture of secrecy built around protecting the image of penn state university and its football program. >> our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state, the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. mr. spanier, schultz, paterno, and curley never demonstrated through actions or words any concern for the safety and well-being of sandusky's victims until after sandusky's arrest. >> reporter: freeh's investigators found that joe paterno knew about problems with jerry sandusky going back to 1998. despite his grand jur
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